6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

Their professional development and competency-based learning offers are second to none. And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. To make sure you’re on the right path, look for a system with these five essential features. Not everyone learns the same way.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online.

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The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? The post The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueWouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. By engaging them virtually, you will encourage networking and learning so they will be excited to participate in more opportunities throughout the year as well as future annual meetings. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Want to learn more?

Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. Want to learn what these experts have to say and questions you should be asking? New Revenue Generation. How directly will the LMS support the creation and delivery of new products or enhance the revenue potential of existing products? The delivery of online education to provide a certification is a great example of providing value to your members.

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Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

WBT Systems

It prompted us to think about what might be the “next practices” associations need to adopt to future-proof the value of their education and certification programs for members and non-members. We already know that not only does eLearning provide a valuable member service , leading to higher member retention rates, it can also generate an important additional source of non-dues revenue. Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges for Associations.

6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high. Associations can run different types of webinars to make up for lost revenue from canceled annual events and continue giving members a helpful, engaging, relevant experience. Want to learn more about automating your email communications ?

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. You can also wrap things like pre- and post-tests, evaluations, and certificates around live webinars. This instantly expands your reach and can increase your non-dues revenue if you’re charging virtual attendees. Micro-learning. We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no!

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. We have a tremendous opportunity to both diversify and expand our revenue streams while also providing a critical service to the next generation of workers (and members).”. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the ASI Europe Insight Day hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), October 19, 2016. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. to learn about digital badges, extended support for Tin Can API, and our latest user experience improvements.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings? Where and when do they spend time learning? If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator? Most associations have an Association Management System (AMS) that organizes the day to day operations of the organization.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members. Or do you need to refocus and refresh the brand story for your association learning programs? The post Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

Just as we are seeing more organizations delivering education and certification programs through online Learning Management Systems , there is a growing expectation for organizations to be able to communicate and share knowledge with their customers, members, or employees efficiently and expertly online. An online community can: Break down geographical borders to reach a wider audience and facilitate distance learning.

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology. You’ll choose technology that helps you deliver the best learning experience possible to members and customers, and the maximum revenue to your bottom line.

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WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. WBT Systems has worked alongside many associations over the years to develop a learning management system that truly provides a comprehensive, yet flexible, learning solution that meets the unique needs of associations and professional bodies.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? Document what you learn. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

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4 LMS features worth having

Association Success

That’s where an LMS, or learning management system, comes in. They can even create new revenue streams that support long-term stability and growth. MORE: What 1 association learned from launching its first LMS. An e-learning management that tracks progress.

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The 5 E's of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy!

12 critical considerations for purchasing the right LMS

Association Success

It has created a seismic shift in how we work, play, and learn. As companies scramble to find resources to meet their needs, a Learning Management System (LMS) is a foundational tool used for learning content, employee training, and selling digital products.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Consider upgrading up your job board software so you can not only attract more members and improve member retention, but also increase non-dues revenue.

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Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue

Aptify

Beyond membership dues: 3 ways to boost your association’s revenue. What do you do when your association’s revenue goes flat? Here are three revenue-boosting ideas you can take to your board today. It may be time to consider some new ways to boost your revenue stream beyond membership dues. Consider upgrading up your job board software so you can not only attract more members and improve member retention, but also increase non-dues revenue.

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The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! Here are five ways your LMS can help you to generate non-dues revenue for your association: Ensure your LMS has eCommerce Capability.

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Where Do You Fit in the On-Demand Economy?

YourMembership Blog

Here are several areas where I think organizations can compete and succeed in the On-Demand Economy: Member Management Software – Data driven websites that allow visitors: To access high valued content and services related to their careers. To access and update their personal profile, download certifications, connect with peers via private communities and much more. Outstanding resource for generating non-dues revenue.

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Your association website probably isn’t accessible — but should be

Association Success

Beyond legal requirements, however, Samantha Evans, the certification manager for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals , said there’s both a social responsibility and a business case to make for Internet accessibility. . Recently, Evans has been taking a look at the association management system the IAAP uses, hoping to ensure their own systems are accessible. . “I’ve Featured Invigorate RevenueWhen President George H.W.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.30.20

Reid All About it

But right now—and probably well into 2021—the only way to do that is through online learning. WBT Systems explains how virtual conference session recordings can serve as a launchpad for an association’s online learning portfolio. Enjoy compelling future-focused learning.

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Association Tips: 6 Irresistible Member Benefits that Convince People to Join and Renew

Higher Logic

Flexible Online Learning and Certifications. Lifelong learning is a major goal for many people, so provide flexible eLearning options to help your members master new skills. To get the most of their eCourses, many associations use a learning management system (LMS). Award certificates to members who pass a course, or series of courses, so they can demonstrate their expertise to current and future employers.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. Through a learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials. Adaptive Learning.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.16.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems describes 12 essentials for frugal innovation , the only kind your budget probably allows. If you’re hunting for new association management software, take a look at Ernie Smith’s advice in Associations Now. Carolyn Pund, CMP, CMM, Director, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.18.20

Reid All About it

If I had a documented personal mission—hmm, perhaps that’s a good exercise for my break—it would include something about helping others to prosper, learn and grow, which is why your comments of appreciation mean so much to me, maybe I’m doing it. Hosts: Billhighway and Mariner Management.

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Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

Online learning programs expand your market for education since many members (and others in your audience) can’t always afford to attend or take time away from work to travel to conferences and other educational events. But they can take out their phone/tablet or sit down at their laptop and participate in learning programs when it’s convenient for them. If you’re ready to invest in a learning management system (LMS), start by reviewing these LMS selection criteria.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.6.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems proposes a different doable solution: host your in-person conference first and your virtual conference later. Learn how to measure your current ROI in actual dollar numbers, use the numbers for influencing the membership decision, grow your ROI, and prove beyond a doubt that membership in your organization is a good business decision. This series of 15- to 20-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. Host: Leading Learning.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.28.20

Reid All About it

With the information collected in this research, we hope that we can pinpoint the areas of improvement with manageable takeaways for event professionals across the industry.” This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems describes the different factors you need to consider when pricing a virtual conference , and right at the top they say, “Your virtual conference should not be free.”. This series of 15-minute videos cover hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management.